Berlin, Richard E., 1894- / Diary of a flight to occupied Germany, July 20 to August 27, 1945.
[Introduction] How the flight started, pp. 6-7 PDF (327.6 KB)
John Hanes and I were invited by the Secretary of War to make a trip of inspection to Europe. The Secretary wished us to see what the Army had done and was doing in Europe, and the part the American G.I. had played in winning the war. The War Department officials said they were very eager to have publishing executives observe the scenes of the War and the conduct of the occupation so that they would possess background material for their publishing activities. In short, the Army is proud, and rightfully so, of its splendid job and is eager to have the press observe freely and report accurately the accomplishments. 6
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